Archive for Helpful Tips
Wireless Routers have improved – I recently installed an new $69 router in a doctors office and saw a significant improvement in the speed of the network. These were all wired computers, not wireless, and the improvement in opening programs from the server was very noticeable. If you have an older [...]
Windows 8 – How to use it easily – The key is when it starts up in the tile mode, you must click on the desktop tile that is found in the lower left hand corner. This will switch it to the desktop mode that looks like Windows 7. To easily [...]
Some tablets don’t have enough power to play movies – You need to look at the processor or processors that are in the tablet. Keep in mind it is just a simple computer. If your processor and ram is not sufficient, it won’t play smooth video.
It is easy to open you computer case and use a can of air to blow out the dust. This will keep it cooler and avoid ruining the bearings in the fans etc. This is good to do once a year.
I am in the computer repair business. Have you noticed that nobody ever repairs a cell phone? You just get another. The same is true of tablets. No one repairs a Kindle. I wonder if I am at the end of the era where computers are repaired. I [...]
Have you seen the new Bing Travel Tile in Windows 8. It is pretty cool. Click on it and it gives you choices of well know places around the world. You can visit Paris, London, New York and many many more. Once you click on the tile [...]
When do you upgrade? Today I worked on a Windows Server 2003 SBS that had a bad hard drive in it. With a bad hard drive in a server you are looking at hours of work to get it back is shape. First you must install the new hard drive. [...]
I am often asked what I think of Macs. I think they are cool. They look good and run well and I like them. But it is like comparing a Mercedes Benz to a Chevrolet. You can buy 3 PCs for the price of a mac. [...]
If you get a CMOS error on your computer it most likely is telling you the coin battery that is attached to the motherboard is now dead of power. If you open up your pc and look you will see what appears to be a watch batter on the motherboard. Carefully remove it [...]
I don’t like that Windows 8 starts up on a screen that is more like the Windows 8 Phone apps than anything else. That is their intention. Here is a short cut secret that will make your life better with Windows 8. When it starts up and you want [...]